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Surgeon General Appeals to Physicians on Opioid Epidemic

In a letter to 2.3 million physicians and other health professionals, US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, asks for a commitment to take a pledge “to turn the tide on the opioid crisis.” Dr. Murthy also advises colleagues to educate themselves on treating pain safely and effectively using the mobile-friendly pocket guide that incorporates the CDC… Read More

AAHKS Signs on to CMS Refinement Panel Letter

In a letter to CMS Acting Administrator, Andrew M. Slavitt, AAHKS joined other medical societies in recommending that CMS restores the Refinement Panel to serve as the relative value appeals process that was appropriately in place prior to 2011. CMS had convened the Refinement Panel to review public comments, hear testimony from practicing physicians and independently recommend refinements… Read More

ASIA Conference September 1-3

AAHKS members, led by former AAHKS Board Secretary and International Committee Chair, William J. Maloney, MD, hosted a co-branded, day-long symposium at the Arthroplasty Society in Asia (ASIA) Conference on September 1 in Guangzhou, China. Dr. Maloney was joined by James A. Browne, MD, Kevin I. Perry, MD and Neil P. Sheth, MD to discuss current topics in… Read More

Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center Launches with Additional Measures

AAHKS, the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) launched improvements to the Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center that allows for eligible professionals and institutions to participate in both the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use programs. The platform features 38 PQRS and custom measures. Collaboration between AJRR and AAHKS facilitated the addition… Read More